Ditch the sodium without sacrificing flavor.
By Reina Berger
These days, it seems like hidden salts are popping up in all kinds of unexpected foods. As it turns out, over 75% of our daily salt intake is linked to hidden salts in items like frozen meals, canned goods, and bread. Consuming too much salt can cause a spike in blood pressure, which may increase your odds of a stroke, heart attack, or kidney problems. To avoid putting a strain on your organs and stay as healthy as possible, try these seven delicious and flavorful substitutes courtesy of Dr. Jennifer Caudle, Assistant Professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Trust us, you won't even miss the salt!
Freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice has the power to completely transform chicken, fish, seafood, and salads. You can also use grated lemon zest in light and summery pasta dishes, citrus pesto, or as part of a marinade for grilled meats. Just be sure to add the zest when you are almost done cooking so that it produces a refreshing flavor instead of overcooking it which will create a bitter, unpleasant taste.
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